• Okunoin Temple
  • Okunoin Temple
  • Okunoin Temple
  • Okunoin Temple
  • Okunoin Temple
  • Okunoin Temple

Okunoin Temple

History Art & Architecture

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

The Okunoin Temple is considered one of the most sacred spots on Mt. Koya because it houses the grave of Kukai or Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. He was considered a spiritual master and it is said that even today you can still feel his presence on the mountain, this should be all the more so at Okunoin. Oku-no-in literally means the sanctuary deep inside the mountain, and it is about two kilometers away from the ichinohashi bridge. The path to this inner sanctuary of the Shigon sect leads past countless grave stones and through a forest. The area is a huge graveyard that houses the remains of many notable Japanese figures, walking through it, you will be in awe of the sanctuary's mysterious atmosphere.

Information

〒6480294
132 Koyasan, Koyacho, Ito-gun, Wakayama
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0736-56-2011
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:30~16:30
JPY0 / Adult
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Recommended Season
April・May・August・October

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